Ben Stark

Chartered Financial Planner

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Money HQ Ben Stark: What is a Lifetime ISA and how do they work?

The Lifetime ISA (LISA) replaced the government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme at the end of 2019. LISAs were designed to help younger savers get on the property ladder or start to save for later life. And they look attractive. For every LISA contribution you make, the government will add 25% – tax-free.

Money HQ Ben Stark: Where are the investment opportunities in 2023?

The first half of the year could be described as a bit topsy turvy, with some high-profile failures being reported alongside companies boasting record revenues and profits. Globally, inflation has fallen but still remains high, while the ongoing war in Ukraine, geopolitical uncertainty, and record heatwaves have all added to a state of economic nervousness.